Are you curious about what’s available for teens at the Museum? You’re in luck! The Museum offers a range of programs for students interested in art or art history, or any artistic discipline. The Museum is also a great place to socialize, have fun and to meet other students with similar interests. Contact Alice Novak, Assistant Curator of Adult programs to learn more.
The Muses is a program organized by members of the Teen Council, who meet once a month at the Museum. Council members from public and private schools in Montgomery meet to plan events at the Museum. Events include exhibitions, art performances, outdoor activities, poetry competitions, and opportunities to work with living artists. If you are interested in becoming a Teen Council member or joining the monthly meetings, please contact Alice Novak, Assistant Curator of Education.
IN THE ARTS: A CAREER EVENT FOR TEENS
The event held on November 13th was a huge success! The Museum would like to thank all the professionals who participated, including the Muses and BTW. Many thanks to the following: Foad Araiinejad, Founder, and Mollie Isaacson, Co-founder Universal Art for Self Discovery, “Expressive Art Therapy;” Joyce Bamman, Textile Artist and Costume Designer; Jill Barry, Deputy Director for Development, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts; Copperwing, Creative Consultancy, Design, Data, Digital; Jennifer Hataway Blount, Architect, Barganier Davis Sims Architects; Foster Dickson, Writer, Editor, and Teacher, Booker T. Washington Magnet High School; Kay Jacoby, Artist and Gallerist, collaborator in creating the gallery style Museum Store; Delyana Lazarova, Violin Fellow, Montgomery Symphony Orchestra; and Michael Vaughn Sims, Independent Fine Artist and Theatrical Designer.
A Student from BTW comments on what he plans as a career path in the future:
AP Art History
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is seeking applicants for the 2014/2015 AP Art History class, which meets daily at 7:25 AM in the Museum library. While exploring works of art from ancient world cultures to those of present, students from local schools share ideas and experiences. The group also encounters original works of art in collections in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Atlanta. A challenging program, AP Art is the perfect foundation for a life long love of Museums and fine art and a broad introduction to the connections between art and history. Interested students can contact email@example.com.
The AP Art History program is sponsored by BBVA Compass Bank.
The Junior Curators program provides opportunities for teens to organize exhibitions at the museum. Students will have the opportunity to work with museum staff to learn about how things work “behind the scenes.” Students will also have an opportunity to plan and mount exhibitions and serve as mentors for young students.
Adult lectures are offered during exhibition openings and/or as public programs during the week. Most lectures are held during evening hours between 5 and 7 p.m., although occasionally, lectures are held on weekends. Lectures are free to the public.
Gallery talks provide opportunities for intimate discussions in the galleries, in the Museum’s Weil Print Room, or Orientation Circle. Discussions can be formal or informal, and often include multimedia presentations. Gallery talks are free to the public.
On the evening of the opening of An American Collection Curator Margaret Lynne Ausfeld will lead a brief tour of the exhibition, which features the gifts of Charles and Babette Wampold to the MMFA collections. She will discuss selected artists whose works are represented, including landscape painter George Inness (1825–1894), William Glackens (1870–1938), and Charles Burchfield (1893–1967), placing the Wampold’s paintings into the larger body of the artists’ work. She will also focus on how the Wampold’s gifts have broadened the range of our Museum’s collection of early twentieth-century American art.
Following the opening of Imprinting the West: Manifest Destiny, Real and Imagined, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Robert Thrower, of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians will deliver a lecture. In “A Collision of Cultures: Manifest Destiny and the American Indian”, Mr. Thrower will offer a Creek Indian perspective on the effects of Manifest Destiny upon American Indians.
Gouache, tempera, pastel, graphite, ink, aquatint, etching…. There is a dizzying array of media and techniques that artists have used to make the art on paper in the exhibition Into the Light: American Works on Paper from the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Dr. Michael Panhorst Curator of Art will discuss some of the materials and processes that 19th and early 20th-century artists in the show employed to achieve their artistry.
Margaret Lynne Ausfeld, Curator of Art, will discuss the two major examples of Edward Hopper’s watercolors in the Blount Collection: Bow of the Beam Trawler, Widgeon, 1926 and Light at Two Lights, 1927. These two rarely seen examples of Hopper’s work reflect his interest in maritime life and the sea. Raised in Nyack, New York on the Hudson River, he had a life-long interest in water and activities associated with it, including the effects of light as reflected by bodies of water. Ms. Ausfeld will discuss Hopper’s use of the medium and will place his works in the context of other important American watercolorists of the early twentieth century.
(Ages 14 and Older)
(REGISTRATION FOR FALL STUDIO CLASSES, SCHEDULED FROM OCTOBER THRU DECEMBER, OFFICIALLY BEGINS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH)
Studio classes are available for teens and adults throughout the year. Classes offer instruction in a variety of art mediums, including digital media. Download the studio brochure to learn more or call 334.240.4365.
Adults (ages 14 and older)
Nationally known artist Don Andrews of Fairhope, Alabama will teach you to manipulate light to create dramatic watercolor landscapes in this informative workshop, geared to artists at all levels. A supply list will be provided upon registration.
Instructor: Don Andrews
Time: 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Saturday and Sunday: Nov 8 & 9
Cost: $225 members/$270 non-members for the two-day workshop
Create a unique stained glass window just in time for the holidays in this series of classes, designed for beginning level students as well as those with prior experience. Learn to create glass patterns; cut, fit, solder, and finish your glass work of art. Some supplies and all glass working tools will be provided. Class size is limited to eight students, to allow for individual attention.
Instructor: Gloria Simons
Time: 6 to 8:30 P.M.
Thursdays: October 9, 16, 30; November 13, 20; December 4, 11
Cost: $150 members/$195 non-members for the series of seven classes
Learn to make one- of- a- kind handmade paper sheets which can be assembled into small journals or books, be drawn on, turned into greeting cards for the holiday season, and more! Basic materials will be provided, and participants may bring fresh or dried leaves or flowers and other materials to incorporate in their paper. Class size is limited to 12, so sign up early!
Instructor: Donna Britan
Time: 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Saturday, November 1
Cost: $50 members/ $95 non-members
Create unique handmade books, using a variety of papers, including handmade paper, in this informative workshop. Learn several techniques for assembling and binding books, as well as unusual ideas for book covers. Most materials are provided. Class size is limited to 12. These works of art make treasured holiday gifts!
Instructor: Carol Hull
Time: 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Saturday, November 15
Cost: $50 members/$95 non-members